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Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home

645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL

OBITUARY

Freddie Lee Carpenter

August 31, 1939January 13, 2020
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Freddie Lee Carpenter, 80, passed away on January 13, 2020 in Winter Haven, Florida. He was born on August 31, 1939 in New Cumberland, West Virginia to the late Frank Carpenter and Nellie Postlethwait Carpenter.

Freddie joined the Navy after graduating high school. He served as a Navy Seabee from 1959 to 1965. Upon completing his time in the military, Freddie began working as a pipeline welder. He was a member of the Local Union 798 in Tulsa, OK for over 50 years. Later in life Freddie started is own business of Winter Lake Pipelines. When not working he was a member of the NRA and Imperial Polk County Skeet and Trap Club in Winter Haven.

Freddie is predeceased by his parents, sister Mildred Throckmorton, brother Earl Ed Carpenter and son-in-law Mark Klimek. He leaves behind his loving wife Anne Carpenter, daughters Cheryl Carpenter Klimek and Suzanne Piotrowski (Greg), grandchildren Jessica Williams (Josh), Kyle Piotrowski (Mackenzie), Kristin Piotrowski, Caitlyn Klimek and Cameron Klimek and his great grandchildren Brody Wigle, Evan Piotrowski, Olivia Piotrowski, Karleigh Williams and Kenslie Williams.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm with a service with military honors set to take place at 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Freddie's name to the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps - American Veterans Division, A 501c3 Organization, P. O. Box 741513, Boynton Beach, FL 33474

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Military Honors Saturday, January 18, 2020

Memories

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Kathy Hollick

January 18, 2020

I have been very fortunate to have aunts and uncles love on me during my life and Uncle Freddie was no exception. Even though I didn’t grow up near them, Uncle Freddie and Aunt Anne loved me and my family very much. The tears are already flowing and tomorrow will be hard...but God! God has given us the ultimate gift of eternal life which means that we will be with our loved ones again. But God! My favorite phrase in the bible!

Jeannine Huot

January 16, 2020

Suzanne, Greg, Anne & family,
Sorry to hear about Fred. He was always such an active man and always on the go enjoying his family and his favorite pastimes. He will be missed by many. May your lifetime of memories bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart. You are all in my prayers.

greg piotrowski

January 15, 2020

Fred (papa) you were the most amazing father-in-law ,and friend anyone could ever ask for.I won't say goodbye but i will say i'll see ya when i see you.Our paths will cross again on day,and until then you will always be in my heart,my prayers,and my mind. Love yo PAPA and thanks for being a part of my amazing life and family.Thanks Greg

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